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Mualla, Mu'alla (Arabic: المعلا‎, al-maʿalla, al-muʿalla) is a city district in Aden Governorate, Yemen.


Mualla earlier history was notable for its association with dhow building. Later in the nineteenth century Mualla grew to be a port for sailing ships and small steam vessels and number of stores of goods were built along the sidewalks.

In the early fifties of the twentieth century the face of the city changed completely by colonial Britain. A large sea area was reclaimed and longest street was built along with modern buildings to absorb the families of British troops.


Its population in 2004 is about 69,842.

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